Child poverty is particularly high among Black, Hispanic, and AIAN children in the South: Child poverty rates by race and ethnicity in the South, 2019

Race/ethnicity Child poverty rate
Black 33.0%
Hispanic 28.1%
AIAN 26.3%
White 12.5%
Asian 9.9%

Notes: AIAN stands for American Indian and Alaska Native. White is non-Hispanic white, while Hispanic can be of any race.

Source: Author’s analysis of the 2019 five-year American Community Survey tables B17001B, B17001C, B17001D, B17001H, B17001I.  

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